Sometimes, selling your second-hand car online can be a frustrating experience resulting in less cash in your pocket then you anticipated. Luckily, with the help of the tens of thousands of potential buyers on Gumtree and the use of these helpful tips, your chances of a quick sale at the price you want are more likely than you think.
Thoroughly clean your ride
If your car is a complete mess and caked in dirt when potential buyers come see it in person, it gives the impression that you didn’t pay much attention to the more important elements. Consider having your car cleaned professionally from the inside out if you are not confident in your own skills.
Find the right price
Do some research on Gumtree to find out what similar cars are going for. If you meet potential buyers knowing what you deserve to get for your car, you are less likely to have money talked right out of your pocket by someone who did in fact do their research.
Make some repairs
Always be honest about any damage in your advert, but if there are some minor repairs you can do before placing your ad, it’ll greatly boost your chance of finding the right buyer for the right price.
Write captivating advert copy
Selling your car is much easier with marketing and advertising, and your Gumtree advert is just that – marketing. The better your advert sounds, the easier you will grab the attention of potential buyers.
Negotiate like the boss you are
Hit Google for a few tips on haggling to ensure you don’t end up with less in your pocket than you hoped. Negotiating is both an art and a science, so being prepared is crucial so you are not caught off guard.
Now that you’ve got the knowledge, it’s time to sell your ride! Head to gumtree.co.za or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android) and don’t forget to use your location settings to find a buyer close to home.